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Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum Plays The Paramount Theatre 2/23 Print-ready version

BroadwayWorld.com
January 11, 2010

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum at The Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum is a groundbreaking collaboration between legendary Canadian artist Joni Mitchell and Alberta Ballet Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître. It is a ballet exploring the human spirit's potential to create and destroy; its ability to love and hate; its capacity for war and peace.

Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum is a unique union of dance, art and music. This semi-abstract narrative ballet danced in neo-classical style will be performed to Mitchell's compelling music and her latest artwork, which will be projected on large canvas screens behind the dancers throughout the ballet. Alberta Ballet's 29 athletic dancers will express - through powerful and sensual movements - Joni Mitchell's eclectic sound and visual art and create a contemporary fusion of art forms that will awaken and stir the soul.

Since the original production saw its World Premiere in Canada on February 2007, Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum has grown into a ballet that audiences around the world have been talking about. It was featured in Toronto's Luminato Festival in June 2008 to critical acclaim and was featured in the 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival. On February 12, an excerpt from the ballet will be part of a select group of Canadian artists performing at the one-year countdown to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

See more of Jean Grand-Maître, Alberta Ballet's Artistic Director, work during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games as he choreographed the opening and closing ceremonies.

Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum is generously supported by the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Joni Mitchell is scheduled to participate in the post-show Q&A, which is included with the show ticket.

Tickets: Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum tickets are $30.00 - $72.00 and are on sale now. Purchase tickets online at www.stgpresents.org, by phone at (877) STG-4TIX or (877) 784-4849, in person at The Paramount Theatre box office, Monday through Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and The Paramount and Moore Theatre venue kiosks, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Group sales are available through STG's Group Sales Hotline at (206)315-8054. The Paramount Theatre is located at 911 Pine Street in downtown Seattle.

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